San Diego: Noodles and Egg Rolls at Pho Van

  It seems I visit a new (to me) pho shop about once a year in San Diego. This time around, I hit up Pho Van which is not too far from Pho… Continue reading

San Diego: Late Night at Humberto’s Taco Shop

  After our first night in San Diego for Bartenders Weekend, we found our way to Humberto’s which is a 24-hours taco shop. Seeing that I was in San Diego, I got two… Continue reading

Koreatown: Noodles and Dumplings at Myung Dong Kyoja

  Myung Dong Kyoja has been on my Koreatown list forever. I finally made it one Saturday evening to check out their hand-cut noodles and dumplings. MDK is also really well known for… Continue reading

West LA: Getting Kosher at Ditmas Kitchen & Cocktails

  Ditmas Kitchen and Cocktails has now been open on Pico for a little over a year now. Chef Alex Reznik (Top Chef, La Seine) wanted to open a high end kosher restaurant… Continue reading

North Hollywood: Getting Drinks by the Barrel at Idle Hour

  Idle Hour opened in North Hollywood about a month ago. The barrel-shaped building was first built in 1941 during a time where there were many interesting shaped buildings around town. This style… Continue reading

West LA: Ramen at Tatsu

Tatsu Ramen on Sawtelle has been opened since 2012 but I finally made it over there just recently. There are just so many ramen options in Los Angeles! Tatsu made headlines by offering… Continue reading

North Hollywood: Getting Chinese Food at Pho 77 Asian Kitchen

  While in North Hollywood, we found ourselves at Pho 77 Asian Kitchen for a quick bite before a theatre performance. I already had really awesome pho for lunch earlier in the day but… Continue reading

Pico-Union: Getting Cuban at El Colmao

  It’s been a bit since I’ve been to El Colmao, a Cuban restaurant in the Pico-Union district, just a bit outside of Downtown Los Angeles. I wanted to revisit since I’m on… Continue reading

DTLA: The Next Art of Charcuterie Classes at Cafe Pinot on April 11

  Cafe Pinot is now offering charcuterie classes called the Art of Charcuterie.  I love cooking classes and I attended the first one last month and the next one on summer style sausages is… Continue reading

Best Fest: Brian Fest Coming to The Fonda on March 30

  Best Fest was started in New York by a group of bartenders to support their community. As a major sponsor, Jameson Irish Whiskey shares similar values by supporting the charity with their own Jameson… Continue reading